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Ephesians 5:15-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

15 Therefore, brethren, see ye, how warily ye shall go; not as unwise men, but as wise men,

16 again-buying the time, for the days be evil.

17 Therefore do not ye be made unwise, but understanding which is the will of God [which is the will of the Lord].

18 And do not ye be drunk of wine, in which is lechery [in which is luxury], but be ye filled with the Holy Ghost;

19 and speak ye to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and saying psalm in your hearts to the Lord; [speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and saying psalm in your heart to the Lord;]

20 evermore doing thankings for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God and to the Father [to God and the Father.]

Ephesians 5:15-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

15 Take heed therefore that you walk circumspectly – not as fools, but as wise, 16 redeeming the time. For the days are evil. 17 Therefore be not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be fulfilled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Ephesians 5:15-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

15 [a]Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 [b]Redeeming the season: for the [c]days are evil.

17 Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

18 [d]And be not drunk with wine, wherein is [e]excess: but be fulfilled with the Spirit,

19 Speaking unto yourselves in Psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your [f]hearts,

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 5:15 The worse and more corrupt that the manners of this world are, the more watchful ought we to be against all occasions, and respect nothing but the will of God.
  2. Ephesians 5:16 This is a metaphor taken from the merchants: who prefer the least profit that may be, before all their pleasures.
  3. Ephesians 5:16 The times are troublesome and sharp.
  4. Ephesians 5:18 He setteth the sober and holy assemblies of the faithful, against the dissolute bankers of the unfaithful, in which the praises of the only Lord must ring, be it in prosperity or adversity.
  5. Ephesians 5:18 All kind of riot, joined with all manner of filthiness and shamefulness.
  6. Ephesians 5:19 With an earnest affection of the heart, and not with the tongue only.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Ephesians 5:15-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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